Sold Gallery

These pages display a number of the rare items that I have had the pleasure of selling. To view more details and a larger photograph please click on the thumbnail picture.

Der Stahlhelm Members Commemorative Badge.1930.

Der Stahlhelm Members Commemorative Badge.1930.

In very nice condition with clean enamel to the front, slight dust build up around the helmet. The rear has its undamaged period fixing pin, its maker marked STH, Ges Gesch and 935. A nice example.

HJ Tinnie, Studentische-Erntehilfe,1939.

HJ Tinnie, Studentische-Erntehilfe,1939.

Ive had a number of these over the years allways trying to upgrade as these do suffer from zinc pest, well this is the one that ended up in my collection and its in very nice condition with the majority of its silver finish intact, the rear has clear makers details and its original period fixing pin.

3 X Japanese Leather Ammo Pouches.

3 X Japanese Leather Ammo Pouches.

These three pouches came out of an old local farm in the South Wales area this week. The three are all in the same condition except one were the ends to the clouser straps had come off. One pouch has clear Japanese Kanji markings to the inside The leather is hard and could do with treating to soften the ends of the straps, i have not tried to close due to the hardness of the leather. Pouches have no other damage and are in very nice condition. If you want a set that have not been touched in over 75 years and new to the market then these would fit the bill.

GWR Helmet, Landore, Swansea.

GWR Helmet, Landore, Swansea.

Interesting ''zuckerman'' helmet issued to a member of the GWR working at Landore railway station/depot during WW2. Condition is very good with the helmet having a good amount of its original grey/green finish to the outside and the stencilled lettering to the front being over 90% complete. Inside lining in nice used supple condition, dated 41 and marked Large.

WW1 Brodie Helmet with Black Lion Frontal Badge.

WW1 Brodie Helmet with Black Lion Frontal Badge.

This has been an anomaly to me since i purchased it, still cannot make out the use. Anyway this is what i do know, its a WW1 british brodie helmet thats been over painted in black and had a very nicely rendered black lion in a yellow and red oval surrounded in an outer of green. The inside liner is complete but in used condition, chinstrap again complete but has is fragile in one area. The black finish is 95% complete, one small dink, the inside rim has been painted black but the original factory green finish can be found under the liner,appears to have a Belgium/French name to this rim. The best i can find on the frontal badge is the black lion of Flanders in Belgium.

The ''Mespot'' Pith Helmet.

The ''Mespot'' Pith Helmet.

A super condition example of quite a scarce pith helmet as used by British officers on overseas duty. The only issue i can find is the loss of its chinstarp. Clear Port Said makers label to the crown and and interesting naming above, The Mespot Pith. Great display piece. Oh! just spotted in the photo that theres an added bonus of having the owners name written inside on the label.

WW1 South Wales Borderers Officers Peaked Cap.

WW1 South Wales Borderers Officers Peaked Cap.

What can i say that the photos can't, yep its well used but still in my opinion has a certain charm, yes it was found recently on a waste tip in my local area , no i wasnt that lucky but the Antique dealer who sold it to me was. What i find really interesting are the very rare Regimental Dragon side buttons and of course its survived the ravages of time.

British First Pattern ''Pulp'' Dispatch Riders Cra

British First Pattern ''Pulp'' Dispatch Riders Cra

In very nice condition with most of its original green finish intact to its outer body, minimal surface scratching only. The leather neck flap is again in very nice supple condition with no damage just some slight scuffing were the leather meets the bottom of the helmet, both ear poppers are working and the snaps are marked ''Newey''. The inside is very clean with the leather sweat band in supple condition, band has a factory paper label with a clear 1940 date but i cannot make out the factory, underneath is a clear WD mark. These ''pulp'' helmets were introduced in 1939, this example is the very first pattern without added protection for the liner fixing string as expected with a 1940 date.

WW2 Royal Navy Officers White Topped Visor Cap.

WW2 Royal Navy Officers White Topped Visor Cap.

In really nice untouched condition with a very nice metal economy badge to the front. The white top has not been removed and is fastened at the back with a single button. Inside liner is clean and named, clear makers label, only damage is some loose stitching to the front leather sweat band, 3 inches, were its held to the body.asy to remedy.

WW1 Period British Pith Helmet with Regimental Fla

WW1 Period British Pith Helmet with Regimental Fla

In used condition but still looking very nice is this WW1 period example with Regimental flash attatched to the eight fold cloth puggaree. The overall body has taken on a lot of patina and has lost its top cone, the cork crown has been crushed but its kept its shape.The inside liner is complete and supple but stained from use. The WD inspection stamp is clear and the owner has written some of his details to the crown in pencil. His service number is H/47515 and his initials appear to be W.R.M. A quick search brings up Sgt W.R.Mitchel who is entitled to a trio, his service number changed after units emalginated.